We all loved LEE. SOme of us would even be tickled to imagine what LEE-AMAR'E would do offensively together. AND, looking at the players involved, GSW got the best player. With that said:
1) Turiaf has been great for us. LEE-AMAR'E would be great on offense, but a laughingstock on defense. Turiaf is the perfect compliment for Stoudemure. Knicks lead the league in blocks, and Turiaf gives us NYK fans that interior toughness we so cherished in the mid 90s.
2) Randolph is a joke and MD ruined any possible growth, but he'll get the Knicks a 1st round pick.
3) AZU was a 'roll the dice' type. Hitting the 3 and playing great defense is something we want from our SG. Think R-Bell. This is what MD prefers. AZU might never return to form, or he may give us something down the stretch or next year. Jury is still out on this one.
4) If we resigned LEE we wouldn't have cap space. No Carmelo. No Marc Gasol. No major move. With the 1st round pick NYK will get when they deal Randolph, and the cap space we preserved by letting Lee go... Knicks will get another piece of the puzzle.
SO, if you ask me if I would prefer David Lee, or Turiaf & Carmelo Anthony... Well, do I really need to answer that?
I'm still pissed you guys drafted Curry. Shame on you.